Can Chiropractic Treatment Help You Lose Weight?

Weight loss is something many people struggle with. Losing weight can be a daunting task since it takes time and commitment. That said, you should not believe anyone advertising an approach to make you lose weight quickly. Losing weight is about changing your daily routine and exchanging unhealthy habits for healthy ones. 


One of these healthy habits can be seeing a chiropractor regularly. A chiropractor can give you a lot of health benefits. There is evidence to back up the claim that combining chiropractic care with other healthy habits can help you achieve weight loss goals.




What Is Chiropractic Care?



Chiropractors use spinal manipulation and other health strategies to offer treatment. The main idea behind chiropractic treatment is the alignment of the musculoskeletal structure. When this is in alignment, the body can prompt self-healing to begin. 


This healing skips the use of medication and surgery. The manipulation provides the help to restore full mobility to joints. If you have tissue injury on your joints caused by trauma or an injury, you can opt for chiropractic care. 




What Does Chiropractic Treat?



Chiropractic treatment usually focuses on the spinal column. However, chiropractors might manipulate other parts of the body depending on the problem at hand. There are similarities between chiropractic care and physical therapy. Some conditions need the combination of the two modes of treatment. Chiropractic can treat:
 

  • Neck pain.
     

  • Back pain.
     

  • Reduction of osteoarthritis symptoms.
     

  • Headache symptoms.
     

  • Reduces scoliosis symptoms.
     

  • Bad posture.




What Type of Training Do Chiropractors Have?



Chiropractors go to school to study for a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. It usually takes about four years to complete the coursework, equivalent to 90 semester hours. Some programs for the chiropractic degree need a bachelor’s degree.


The state must license all chiropractors. The requirements for licensing will vary from state to state. In all the states, you must pass the exams offered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners to get a license. As a chiropractor, you can specialize in a specific treatment area and do a residency for a little more time.




How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help With Weight Loss?



Chiropractic treatment can supplement your goals for weight loss. It can do this by providing safer circumstances to lose weight faster. Chiropractors help with weight loss not only through chiropractic adjustments but also through nutrition advice.


Dr. O’Neill’s office has a program that can give you a big head start on your weight loss journey. By using HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), glandular extracts, and vitamins along with a low carbohydrate reduced-calorie diet, many of our patients can lose 20-35 pounds in just 45 days. 


Some chiropractors have qualifications in nutrition science. You can create a diet plan with your chiropractor well suited to you. They will consider your metabolism, weight, and other things. 




What Else Is Involved in Chiropractic Treatment?



They also offer exercise advice to their patients. You can get the correct exercises for your condition. If you still get your adjustments, your spine will grow in health. Your workouts can become painless, thus becoming more intense and effective. With this wholesome treatment model, you will see results faster and more effectively. 




For more on chiropractic treatment and weight loss, visit O'Neill Chiropractic at our office in North Charleston, South Carolina. You can call (843) 865-6500 to book an appointment today.

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